STATUE OF LIBERTY
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 3, 2010
Recently I received calls from two people preparing TV documentaries. One of them represented a company that had produced programs for the major national television networks, and currently is preparing one for the History Channel. The spokeswoman said their focus would be the hidden meaning of the Statue of Liberty (SL), but she was also interested in any connections there might be with the Rockefellers, Nazis, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The SL was presented to the U.S. in 1884 and dedicated October 28, 1886. It was built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel was a Freemason as was its designer Auguste Bartholdi, and the SL was a gift from the French Grand Orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America.
The SL’s official title is “Liberty Enlightening the World,” with “Liberte” being one of the watchwords of the French Revolution of 1789. At the Masonic congress meeting in Paris on July 16, 1889, Louis Amiable affirmed that “the French Freemasons of the 18th Century made the Revolution,” and Colfavru asserted that “amongst its adepts” was Voltaire “under the respectful and fraternal patronage of Ben Franklin.” Franklin helped initiate Voltaire into Freemasonry.
These “adepts” to whom Colfavru referred were from the Enlightenment period. And “Enlightened Ones” is also the translation of the word “Illuminati” who, according to the Freemason Marquis de Luchet (who obtained the position of Bibliothec for Voltaire) in Essai Sur La Secte Des Illumines (1789), infiltrated the French Masonic lodges. To the Illuminati, Liberte meant moral license, and during the French Revolution, a prostitute was placed on the altar at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
The SL looks like Semiramis, including the 7 rays coming from her head. (for pictures see next to last page of my April 26/May 1, 2003 NewsWithViews article). Semiramis is the legendary Assyrian queen who reputedly founded Babylon in the early 9th Century B.C. and was known for her sexual license. Voltaire even wrote a play called Semiramis.
The Babylonians in The Holy Bible were known for their rebellion against God, and even before Babylonia existed, the Babylonians’ ancestors built the Tower of Babel as a rebellion against God. Recently, there was a European Community poster showing their rebuilding of the Tower of Babel today (see two pictures from the middle of dennis 75), and it is modeled after 16th century artist Pieter Bruegel’s painting of the Tower of Babel, with the added slogan “Europe: Many Tongues, One Voice.” The building in which the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (Javier Solana) is located also looks like the Tower of Babel.
Is Babylon relevant to the SL and New York City (NYC) today? In 1997, there was an engraving placed on St. John the Divine Cathedral in NYC that showed the city being destroyed. This, no doubt, refers to the Rev. 14:8 saying that a “great city” will be attacked, as it reads: “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city.” We know that this modern Babylon will fall in large part due to sexual license (fornication) for which Semiramis (which looks like the SL) was known. We know that “the great whore… sitteth on many waters,” and NYC is at the juncture of the Hudson River, East River, New York Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We know the destroyed city is on the coast because Rev. 18:17-18 states that “every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors… cried when they saw the smoke of her burning.” We know that her burning occurs in modern times because Rev. 18:9 states “the kings of the earth… shall see the smoke of her burning.” And that would only be possible within instantaneous televised pictures. We also know the destruction will probably be caused by some type of nuclear device because Rev. 18:19 indicates that “in one hour is she made desolate.”
Interesting also is the fact that in a 4th Century A.D. translation of The Holy Bible, Rev. 18:23 reads: “And the light of the lamp shall shine no more at all in thee.” Emma Lazarus’ Sonnet, “The New Colossus,” on the SL ends with “I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Since rebellion against God will be the primary reason for the destruction of the modern Babylon, it is appropriate to note that rebellion against God was the main characteristic of Lucifer. At the front of Rules for Radicals (1971) by community organizer leader Saul Alinsky (admired by President Barack Obama), he offers an “acknowledgement” to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”
At the time French Freemasons gave the SL to the U.S., former Confederate Brig. Gen. Albert Pike was Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasons, Southern Jurisdiction. And exactly 100 years before Alinsky’s acknowledgement to Lucifer, Ku Klux Klan chief justice Pike praised Lucifer in his Morals and Dogma (1871). The next year (1872), Pike again praised Lucifer in his Indo=Aryan Deities and Worship (As Contained in the) Rig Veda. Pike reorganized the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and in their levels of initiation, Freemasons say they want “more light.” The word Lucifer means “Light Bearer.”
It should be noted at this point that most Freemasons don’t really understand the symbols of the Craft, as Pike said in Morals and Dogma that they are “intentionally misled by false interpretations” regarding these. Pike wrote that “it is not intended” that Masons in the lower or Blue Degrees “shall understand them: but it is intended that [they] shall imagine” they do. He said the true meanings of Masonic symbols are “reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.”
Pike also authored Irano=Aryan Faith and Doctrine (As Contained in the) Zend=Vesta (1874), and he often emphasized Aryan (elite) man, expressing his belief in the concept of the “Aryan master race” in his Lectures of the Arya (1873). Pike used the Aryan symbol of the swastika as the Masonic symbol because he believed Freemasonry was the original religion of the Aryans as written in the Vedas (from a July 6, 1875 letter by Pike). In case you think modern Masons disavowed Pike’s Morals and Dogma, in the January 1989 edition of the Mason’s New Age journal, Sovereign Grand Commander C. Fred Kleinknecht wrote: “The apex of our teachings has been the rituals of our degrees and Morals and Dogma, written by Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike over a century ago.”
From where did this concept of an Aryan elite come? Plato in his 4th Century B.C. work The Republic emphasized rule by an elite Republic of Philosophers. He said that 200 years before his time, the Greek philosopher Solon visited the priests of the Temple of Isis in Sais, Egypt (former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole has been for decades a Shriner/Freemason of Isis Temple in Salina, Kansas).
SL sculptor Bartholdi originally planned it as a statue of the goddess Isis, “a robed woman holding aloft a torch,” overlooking the area of the Suez Canal. Isis is also known as the Roman goddess Juno (there is a 725 B.C. statue of Juno holding a torch), as the Greek goddess Athena (in New Ager Jean Houston’s co-authored Riding Into Your Mythic Life she refers to the SL perhaps standing “as one of the manifestations for the dynamic of Athena’s evolving form”), as the Sabine goddess Feronia (goddess of liberty), and as the Babylonian goddess Ishtar or Semiramis mentioned earlier.
The priests at the temple of Isis told Solon about the Aryans being the only one of seven civilizations to survive the destruction of Atlantis (Sir Francis Bacon in 1624 authored The New Atlantis referring to America), and that the Aryans relocated in Shamballa near Tibet. Their symbol was the swastika representing an elite race of people. When Allied forces entered Berlin in 1945, they found 1000 Tibetan lamas’ corpses in Nazi uniforms, and the Nazis’ symbol was the swastika.
Swastikas have also been in the building at Yale University for the secret society of Skull & Bones to which both Bush presidents have belonged. Skull & Bones was begun in 1832 by William Huntington Russell and modeled after a German university corps. Russell matriculated in Germany at Tugenbund and Berschenschaften, where the Illuminati had formed student societies at universities. The Illuminati tutored Alexander I, Emperor of Russia 1801-1825.
Six years after Alexander’s death, Helena von Hahn was born in Russia in 1831. She was the daughter of Col. Peter von Hahn of the ancient von Hahn family in Germany. Her married name would be Blavatsky, and she would become a close friend (and Co-Mason) with Albert Pike. On October 10, 1875, she founded the Theosophical Society in the U.S., and in 1877 authored Isis Unveiled. In the 1880s, she co-edited Lucifer with Annie Besant who wore a swastika pendant.
Besant was asked by William Stead to write for his Pall Mall Gazette a review of Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (1888), which Adolph Hitler would keep beside his bed and learn of “the power of” the swastika. Stead was a confidant of Freemason Cecil Rhodes who formed the secret Society of the Elect “to take the government of the whole world.” Rhodes’ mentor at Oxford University was John Ruskin, who has a swastika at the top of his gravestone. Rhodes Trust member Rudyard Kipling has swastikas on many of his early books.
Annie Besant was succeeded by occultist Alice Bailey whose first works were published by Lucifer Publishing, which became Lucis Trust and managed the UN Meditation Room for many years. Bailey often wrote of the need for a “new world order” and “points of light” connected to “service.” President George H.W. Bush (Skull & Bones member) would years later speak of the need for these same things. Relevant to “points of light” and the 7 rays of the SL, Alice Bailey authored The Seventh Ray: Revealer of the New Age indicating that there would be a “future scientific religion of Light.” She explained “that seven great rays exist in the cosmos…. They might be regarded as seven intelligent Entities through Whom the plan is working out.”
“The plan” includes a “Federation of Nations” that would be taking rapid shape by 2025 A.D., and there would be a “synthesis in business, in religion, and in politics.” According to Bailey, this would come about in the Aquarian Age, as we are moving from the “Piscean Age, governed by the sixth Ray of Devotion and Idealism,” to the “Aquarian Age, ruled by the seventh Ray of Order and Organization.” She said the time of the sixth Ray Piscean Age was dominated by “Many Christian people. Fanatics. Numbers of earnest Churchmen of all the world’s religions.” But the seventh Ray Aquarian Age would be dominated by “Masons. Financiers. Great Businessmen and organizers of all kinds.” (Perhaps community organizers?) Bailey explained that Masonry emanated from Shamballa, and that on the seventh Ray there would be “Your Masonic opportunity and your ability to organize and rule.”
Connecting Masons, Lucifer, and the Aryans of Shamballa, leading Masonic philosopher Manly P. Hall in The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (1923) revealed that “the seething energies of Lucifer are in his [the Mason’s] hands.” Hall wrote in The Secret Destiny of America (1944) that The Order of the Quest symbol is on the cover of Sir Francis Bacon’s The New Atlantis and that Masonic Grand Master Ben Franklin was a member of that secret Order. Hall explained that Bacon’s secret society was set up in America before the middle of the 17th century, and that it was most powerful in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
In Bernard Fay’s Revolution and Freemasonry—1680-1800, one finds that the Boston Tea Party was initiated from a tavern known as the “Arms of Freemasonry” or the “Green Dragon.” The “Green Dragon” was also the name of the esoteric Buddhist society through which the colony of Tibetan lamas settled in Berlin (1000 corpses of whom were later found in Nazi uniforms).
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As stated earlier, the Aryans of Atlantis supposedly went to Shamballa, near Tibet. Madame Blavatsky in her writings referred to the Aryans as the 5th race in human civilization, and she also referred to the “6th root race.” In the Scottish Rite Freemasons’ journal New Age (September 1950), C. William Smith wrote about “the unification of all races, religions and creeds… a new religion of ‘The Great Light’… and the American race will be the 6th Aryan civilization… for the dawn of the New Age of the world.” Concerning Freemasonry recently, author Dan Brown’s latest book focuses on their House of the Temple in Washington, D.C. (a statue of Luciferian and Masonic Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike stands in the city). However, interestingly absent from Brown’s volume is the fact that a swastika is embedded just above a serpentine/dragon figure on the façade of the House of the Temple! (see paragraph two of dennis 173 for link).
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